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Pizza Mug Cake

Pizza Mug Cake on a checkered napkin

Remember my pizza cupcakes from last year? Well, I made a mug cake version.

This was my first venture into a savory mug cake. I am pretty happy with the results. This is great when you want just a single serving.

close-up of a spoonful of Pizza Mug Cake

I don’t think this is as good as the pizza cupcakes, but it’s a good quick fix. Like the pizza cupcakes, I aimed more for a muffin texture for the base. I originally did a fluffy cake version but it felt weird to eat an unsweetened cake.
close-up of Pizza Mug Cake
This tastes best with a side of marinara sauce. You can always pour it over the cake once it’s done cooking too.

I originally made this in a mug. It works great in a mug but because it doesn’t rise much, it was hard to show the cake in a photo. So then I made it in a 6 oz ramekin. It barely just fits in the ramekin. You have to stir it carefully and slowly, but it does work and I love how the cheese slightly bubbles over.

Love mug cake recipes? You might like my Omelet in a Mug, too!

overhead photo of Pizza Mug Cake


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Pizza Mug Cake

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
This easy savory mug cake has a muffin-like texture and is great when you want to satisfy a pizza craving.
5 from 1 vote


  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/16 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 tbsp fat free milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsbp shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 14 mini pepperoni
  • side of marinara sauce


  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, seasoning, milk, and oil with a small whisk. You can make this in a microwave safe mug or in a 6-oz ramekin. If using ramekin, make sure to stir slowly, letting flour incorporate a little at a time. Mix until batter is smooth. 
  • Add in 1 tbsp of shredded cheese and 7 mini pepperoni and mix into batter. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of cheese evenly across surface of batter. Add the remaining mini pepperoni on top. Cook for approximately 1 minute in microwave. Eat with marinara sauce (either drizzle on top, or dip in spoonfuls).


The nutrition estimate does not include the marinara sauce.


Serving: 1mug cake, Calories: 300kcal, Carbohydrates: 27.6g, Protein: 10.5g, Fat: 16.8g, Saturated Fat: 12.2g, Sodium: 589.2mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 2.7g, NET CARBS: 26

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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26 comments on “Pizza Mug Cake”

  1. making it now! can’t wait!!… btw I’m gonna make like all of your mug cake recipies they look A M A Z I N G

  2. What are the other alternatives if i dont have an italian seasoning?

    • try doing an online search for making your own Italian seasoning combination! it’s basically a mix up various dry herbs and spices so you don’t have to buy each one individually

  3. What a neat pizza treat for one! I used my GF all purpose flour and it turned out just fine. Of course, I added more cheese than called for and a bit of sauce on top of the dough before baking. Next time I will remember the Italian seasoning – bet that will be super good!

  4. Cant wait to try this. Sounds good and easy.

  5. I dont have any baking soda, can I omit it?

  6. Do you know how many calories this has?

    • i do not provide calorie information for my recipes, but there are many great sources on the internet where you can input a recipe and find out

  7. So this is pretty amazing. I am trying some recipes that I can cook when I go to college, quick and compact using only a microwave. This is on the list.

  8. Mine came out oily-smelling and tasting.I would suggest keep oil as your last ingredient and add only as much as is necessary to mix the batter.2 tsp should suffice.Add by the teaspoon to see if it need more oil.

  9. It took me a while to try this (I wasn’t sure about something called pizza cake), but I’ve finally made it and it’s so yummy! I actually couldn’t stop eating it to finish typing this comment!

  10. Pizza…cake. That sounds like such a weird combination, but it looks so good. And those mini pepperoni are cute!

    • It’s a little weird, but it works. If you have time, definitely try the pizza cupcakes on my blog. People really love those!

  11. WOW a savoury mug meal! you are a genius i think i know what im having when i get home……

  12. I’ve never seen a savory mug cake! Looks great!